This website is for the individual, the company, the health worker, the person living with a disease and those wishing to learn how to implement a programme that supports a community.

 

 

WHO WE ARE?

Who we are

 

A programme of SA Partners, Integrated Access to Care and Treatment, I ACT, was founded
in 2009 with the mission to empower people living with HIV (PLHIV) and others who are affected
by HIV to make positive lifestyle changes. Since then, I ACT was adapted to include much more
than only HIV related information. It developed into a programme that speaks to many infectious
and non-communicable diseases through its easy, simple and structured approach.
People living with diseases can learn how to do so positively.

 

How do you access resources?

 

Register on the contact page and submit your request.
One of our team will contact you to give you information on how you can learn how to use one of
the I ACT Programmes.

 

 

What we do

I ACT

 
Teaching people to

become advocates

for their health >
 

KidzAlive

 

Freeing children from

the stigma and fear of

HIV >

 

Adolescent I ACT

 

Supporting teens who

live with or are at risk

of HIV >

 

STEPS

 

Preventing the spread

of HIV and tuberculosis

in correctional facilities >

 

What you
can do

Read about I
ACT
>

 

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involved
>

 

Connect with organisations >

 

Learn from our programmes >

 

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WHY I ACT

 

Comfort and support for people living with and impacted by HIV

 

“The first few days after diagnosis I was referred by the facilitator to the support group.
I could see that I was not alone and had friends. There are other people out there who live
positively with the HIV diagnosis.” —K.M.

 

“I used to think, ‘Why must I let other people know about my problems?’ But participation in
I ACT helped me realize that sharing with others does help. I wish I could tell everyone not
to lose hope. Through I ACT I learned to believe and accept.” —M.N.

 

“I realized, with support from other people, that I am not alone. I was scared with all the
thoughts coming into my mind. Through talking, light came and I felt the connection.” —Z.M.

 

“In the first meeting, I got freedom of speech. Everything was called by name. There were no
secrets. I gained confidence to talk in front of the group and share with other people.”
—P.S.

 

 

Strategies for disclosure

 

“With strategies from I ACT, I know where, how, why and when to disclose.” —N.M.

 

“I learned the importance of being ready to disclose and that there are different ways to
disclose.” —N.R.

 

“It helps to disclose; there are benefits to disclosing, such as love, support and
encouragement.”—M.V.

 

 

Accessible information about HIV, treatment and prevention

 

“I now know to abstain if my partner does not want to use a condom.”—V.M.

 

“I learned that if a person adheres to treatment, they can live a long and happy life. This
made me go and do community work; I am now employed as a patient advocate and educate people
around treatment literacy.” —K.M.

 

“I learned that not adhering to treatment puts you at risk for opportunistic infections; I
should take treatment every day for the rest of my life.” —L.M.

 

“I now know that even if you are both HIV positive, you still need to use condoms to prevent
other infections.”—J.B.